12/20, 2016: After Linc Simples lost her first Shih Tzu “BABY GIRL,” she brought home “LACEY,” at the age of six weeks, in 2002. LACEY instantly won her place in Linc’s heart, and stayed there for eight years – until she passed away, suddenly, from what her vet could only explain was a seizure.
It was another six months before Linc could bring herself to bring another Shih Tzu into her life but, in 2011, her new puppy arrived and she was called “KELSIE.”
In time, KELSIE, just as BABY GIRL and LACEY had done, became an integral part of the Linc’s loving family.
Earlier this year KELSIE, now age 6, developed a growth on her chin which the vet said he could remove without much difficulty.
The surgery went well, and KELSIE came home with pain meds and an “e- collar.” The vet said that the growth did look cancerous but he was able to remove all of it. Just to be safe, he sent it off for a biopsy.
Shihtzumania got involved with these details because Linc sent us the photos of LACEY (R.I.P.) and KELSIE, last February, and they were in rotation to appear on the timeline just about this Christmas, 2016. We didn’t want to schedule posts that would appear at an inappropriate time so we asked Linc to keep us posted.
Then, just last week, the biopsy report came back and the results were NEGATIVE !!!
From our own experiences, here at Shih Tzu Mania Manor, we’ve learned to appreciate that the power of prayer is what gives us the peace of mind we need as we await such results but we wonder, in KELSIE’s case, if this just wasn’t meant to be a wonderful Christmas present both for Linc, and for KELSIE, too?